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Runs from Tuesday November 13 2018 to Saturday November 17 2018

Approximate running time: 0 hours and 50 minutes


30 Bridgman Ave
Toronto ON M5R 1X3

Performance Notes

× The acclaimed Dora nominated Old Man and the River returns!

Come and experience Old Man and the River, an engaging and heartwarming story about adjusting to change and making new friends.

In a forest where rivers sing, trees giggle, and curious dragonflies come to visit, a grumpy Old Man lives in his little house. Every day is exactly the same and he likes it that way, until one day…a magical creature leaps into his life and everything changes!

Performed without words using artful tabletop puppetry and music, Old Man and the River was researched and created especially for young children. The use of symbols and patterns as well as gesture and action as a form of storytelling makes it a truly engaging and age appropriate experience.

The gentle, welcoming atmosphere, interactive pre-show program, and post-show demonstration makes Old Man and the River a perfect introduction to live theatre for your students.

Old Man and the River is an accessible performance for young children of all needs and abilities and is supported by an on-line Social Story.

Old Man and the River is aligned with the Full Day Kindergarten Curriculum with particular emphasis on Belonging and Contributing and Self-Regulation and Well-being.

Creative Team & Cast

Created by Lynda Hill and Thomas Morgan Jones

Concept, Dramaturgy and Direction by Lynda Hill

Inspired by the story by Thomas Morgan Jones

Original Production Design by Kelly Wolf

Original Music by Nicky Phillips

Original Lighting Design by Jennifer Lennon

Puppetry by Mike Petersen and Eric Woolfe

Stage Management by Elizabeth McDermott

Performed by Hilary Adams, Jeffrey O’Hara, Alexandra Montagnese, and Mike Petersen

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